Last year I heard from Lynne Croswell that she had finished a piece made from the fine-line technique in my April quilt date. She recently entered it in a small, fairly traditional quilt show and was pleased to learn this week that it had won the viewers' choice award, with more than 2,000 visitors voting.
The bad news is that the judges apparently didn't realize that all the intricate fine lines were actually pieced in. Lynne deduced this from their comments at the opening reception -- they talked about the "folds" on her quilt!
If I may be forgiven for a snarky comment, I must observe that traditional quilt judges are supposed to be really up on matters of technique, even if they're not always so knowledgeable about nontraditional design and composition. Bad marks to them for not noticing the tremendous amount of work that went into this quilt. And good marks to the viewers for recognizing a good piece when they saw it.